Cole Nash dropped nearly three minutes from his freshmen PR.
Who drops over seven minutes from their freshman personal best?
The Mullen senior tops this list (which compiled the Top 500 times from 2018) with a staggering improvement of 7:31 from his freshman to senior year. That leads this list by nearly half a minute.
Egan once was a 26:23 5ker - that's 8:29 per mile. Last year he was dropping 6:04 miles with his 18:51 junior year personal best.
Let that sink in.
A drop of 7:31 is over over a mile a mile at these speeds. So rather than cruising by the 2-mile maker with one grueling mile to go, Egan is finishing.
The only other incoming senior to drop over seven minutes from their freshman year, and that was Zachary Sakata.
Like Egan, Sakata is another journeyman, who went from the backs of the packs in junior varsity races to the chasing the shadows of the state's best in varsity races.
The Pine Creek broke the seven-minute barrier with an improvement of 7:08 from freshman to junior year, landing at 18:36 last fall.
The bronze medalist in this list is yet another runner to improve by nearly a mile over the course of two years. Ben Vickland's leap from 23:44 to 17:53 is a solid No. 3 with an improvement of 5:51, which was just one second ahead of Wyatt Stephens , who made an improvement of 5:50.